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Dating scammer Marcus Owen


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Name: Marcus Owen


Webster SD
University of Greenwich

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Claimed to be in Webster SD
claimed to be a contractor in construction
claimed his first wife tried to kill him
claimed his only love died of cancer
Once he divulged his last 'name' and we talked on messenger he
Suddenly had a contract in England so no U S trace worked
He was now supposedly from Ireland lived and worked all over the world since birth
Then claimed he was a civil engineer who studied in England
claimed a mixed bag of past relatives/ethnic backgound
Claimed he would come visit me once his work was done
didn't send alternate photos or answer questions
Claimed he had a grand Torino which was his pride but would not send a picture of him beside it
Claimed to be religious and a devout Chrisitian but couldn't keep his story straight
Claimed to be interested in many , many things but did not talk about his interest or answer questions (Eg how do you practise drums in your spare time when you travel the world...)
Kept repeating the same things over and over as that kept the story straight.
Answered questions with questions to me and repeated things
Finally spoke after he 'arrived in London' and he didn't have an irish accent... was unfamiliar and thick and claimed it was a normal accent for United States ethnic cummunities of which there are 200, yet he claimed he was born in the US! AHAHA

'I wonder why you would think i am forging a mail to you, that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard since high school, its kinda of weird to me. '

his answer when I said he sounded like he copied and pasted a lot. I googled some especially sappy stuff, and sure enough right from a book... was a love message

His writing sounded like different people wrote it as his text, spelling and grammar changed. Took ages to answer emails so he could perfect his english, check how many siblings he said he had, etc.

Beware of scammers... I gave this guy lots of info, but no money thank heaven. Sad we are so lonely that this type of scam works so often, sigh Good thing my head ruled my heart... but I was lucky.

Thanks for having this site, and hopefully others find it BEFORE they are duped of their hard earned money and give their hearts to a scammer.

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2009-06-06, 21:45:00
anonymous from Canada  

This is from a bogus looking dating site Online

'Speed Dating is a very useful service of our site. Having written some introductions, you can communicate on-line to the person whom you liked without leaving home, moreover, it is absolutely safely. In Mahto. Besides all benefits, the new innovative Cupid system operates on the site. It sends your introductions to the dating area, thus, your destiny will not anyhow pass by you. '

Being that paragraph was no writtten by someone who speaks english and the pictures are provocative, this may be a date scammer site?

I found a FEMALE Icegrillo from Webster SD on that site. Fascinating...

My name is icegrillo
Seeking true Love

I am 30 year old Female,
looking for Men

I am from Webster, South Dakota, United States
Last Visit: Yesterday
Type: Standard Member

2009-06-07, 12:17:17
anonymous from Canada  
Facebook has listened to myself and another of his 'friends' he was scamming at the same time and removed his account, yay. I am so glad this site is here to help people. I know they will move on and change names, but at least we may save a few people and make even more aware as we go along. Thank you.
2009-06-07, 14:44:30
anonymous from Canada  
He is very, very good......but very slimy. Am fortunate that I did not send any money, thoug he tried hard to get me to.

Ladies be VERY, VERY careful.
2009-06-07, 15:44:54
anonymous from Canada  
As much as looking at this garbage Makes me sick, I kept some copies and will to remind me I was also a jerk. Here was the clincher after telling him he was a liar and couldn't keep his story straight he tried one last long email copied from several sources , books, and love letters on the internet.... What a crock of shit...
I hope someone else is helped by me adding this copy and paste of the low-life pond sucker Marcus Owen. I am so happy I have already helped a few women to not be conned! Thanks Lord!!

How are you? You`ve been on my mind all day and now. I do hope you are having a pleasant night? I found it so hard to sleep last night. You know, honestly i believe in true communication, that`s the only way i believe we can get to know each other easily, though i don`t want to live computer life with you, even when i know time will have much to tell about you and i, i do hope you understand me??? Like having alot to share and alot to experience in our physical life together. What a wonderful beginning for us! I can almost feel you beside me as I write you this letter, Very soon my distance away from the state will be over.

You know XXXXXXXX I feel sometimes as if the greatest part of who I am is slowly slipping away because i`ve been single and so lonely all this while, but after our conversation since the day i met you i have been a changed person and very happy because i have you in my heart to think of and I am so happy you on the same page with me seen you a better person with smile and happiness in you heart. No wonder Last night, in my dreams, I saw you on the pier. The wind was blowing through your hair, and your eyes held the fading sunlight. I was speechless as I watched you leaning against the rail. You are beautiful, I thought as I saw you, a vision that I could never find in anyone else.. I slowly began to walk toward you, and when you finally turned to me, I noticed that others had been watching you as well. 'Do you know him?' they asked you in jealous whispers, and as i smiled at you, you simply answered with the truth, ' Yes i know him better than I know myself'

Then you got me wondering why you say that, we have been having alot of arguement and confussion writing back and forth via emails and i thought to myself, that there would be no dreams if there is no feelings in the hearts and there would be no reality between us if there is no dream, honestly i will appreciate you for giving your heart to me and opening up so much, from the very first moment I saw your picture, I knew that there is something charming about you that i really want to explore. It has been so long since a woman has captured my attention so fully or made my heart beat the way it did that cool day i saw your profile. Most importantly, thank you for sharing so much about you with me, truely i want to know more and understand more about you, because i believe you know it is only through communication and understanding we can find a way to true love in our heart.

No matter how slowly or at what distance our courtship developes, I know, standing before God and our future family, vowing to be your partner for life, was the easiest decision i could have ever made, our desires will continue to stretch across any distance, every mountain and ocean between us. Nothing can stand between us, and nothing will stop me from meeting you. Honestly i want to spend the best moments of my life with you and knowing you every day of our life together. The more we talk the more I get to know the real you. I know we might not get to talk much because of the time difference and the distance, i really want to be close to you and have the time for us to make this work out fine between us, Though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart.. Like i had told you honey, I have a heart that you are always welcome to in peace and together forever.

I do hope we can chat soon as we are getting to know more about each other and our feelings. Don`t think I am too fast about that, its because we are very close and i want us together as one family, if only that is what you want and i think opening up my heart to you is the only thing i could do to make you understand that am not a stone, and that i also have feelings, i know You will be a good and very respectful woman and hopefully you too can accept me as your own MAN. Yeah.... I am a man and I really like You. I REALLY THINK WE ARE PERFECT MATCH. God bless you
Yours faithful,
2009-06-11, 19:36:41
Marcus Owen banned from date site

'Message from (icegrillo) removed......No spam policy/rules violated.
This member was identified as a scammer. Message removed permanently
and offending member banned. Once you receive our replacement message
the original message has been deleted from our system. Typically this
member messaged hundreds of users attempting to scam them for money.
Sorry for the Inconvenience.
-HD Support'

His personality profile:

Well, this should give you a better understanding of the type of
person I am. I live a very simple and stress free life, as much as
possible anyway. I believe in Truth, trust, honesty, compassion, and
love. I also believe in innocence, knowledge, wisdom, energy, and
faith. I believe in the positves and negatives of each of these
beliefs, and the understanding of each of these beliefs. That pretty
much sums me up. I am very easy going .
2009-06-11, 20:39:41   (updated: 2009-06-11, 20:42:41)
anonymous from Canada  
Follow these steps to find the sender's IP address :

A Log into mail
B right click on the messge line and click properties/view source or
C Open the mail
D If you cannot see the headers above the message, to display headers, click on your message options/preferencee/headers
show all/ then open the mail again.
E You should now a message with numbers and information above the message or the headers.
F Look for Received: from then the IP address between brackets For example [] First try the one closest to the message
G. Trace the sender's IP address by pasting it without brackets into :


I found this after I had already figured this man was never from the USA. Do the steps above to find where the person is truly writing from. It is possible to pay to have your IP Address scrambled and rerouted, but some, as this one, do not.

ISP:     Starcomms Nigeria (v4 allocation)
Organization:     Assigned to Lagos dial-pool customers
Proxy:     None detected
Type:     Dial-up

Geo-Location Information
Country:     Nigeria

State/Region:     05
City:     Ikeja
Latitude:     6.5967
Longitude:     3.3431
Area Code:    

2009-07-04, 22:01:10
Being date scammed is a horrible thing. Should anyone be reading, here are some hints in my blog to help prevent and watch for. Be careful out there
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